By Fumio (Anthony) Ando
Manager and Senior Consultant, Intergraph Japan
The Static Output Processor includes a powerful Filter menu option, which enables you to refine and focus in on only the data results you need to see.
Filters are very useful in processing reports with results from more than one class, such as the Restraint Summary Extended report, where fields exist from two classes - restraints and displacements. In this case, if the restraint class is failing, but the displacement class is passing, then filtering by the default “OR” operator tells the software to show the entire dataset in the results.
To exclude one dataset from the report, you should instead use the “AND” operator. Then, the software filters data by line numbers first, then by nodes, and then by Classes and Fields, as specified on the Filters Options tab shown below.